FanDuel GPP Picks Week 12
With great family, great friends, great food and great football, I have a lot of things to be thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Below you will find a short list of picks that are intended to be high reward albeit somewhat risky plays. They are GPP large tournament plays, where finding a diamond in the rough can make the difference between finishing high vs middle of the pack. We know these picks are out there, we see them each week. They are top 10 finishers at their position’s that most didn’t see coming. We realize at these prices, that we’re essentially throwing darts, but I assure you we’re not doing so with blindfolds. So check ’em out, read the explanations and see if we can convince you to take a chance on our guy this week to round out your GPP FanDuel roster.
WR Tyler Boyd @BAL, $5,600
Tyler Boyd only had one less target than Brandon LaFell this past Sunday with 8 targets, but was able to be the most productive with his first career TD and racking up 54 yards. With All-Star A.J. Green likely gone for the rest of the season, I see Boyd being able to emerge has the WR1 on this squad by season end.
-Brandon Sanders, @brandontsanders
RB Kenneth Dixon vs CIN, $5000
This is the week I see Dixon take over the majority of touches in the Baltimore backfield. He has been efficient recently although Terrance West got in the end zone last week. I love the matchup as the Bengals rank 28th against the run and have been vulnerable in the screen game. I can see 15 points in view if Dixon breaks a long one or continues to be the check down back. This is the changing of the guard… so get ahead of the curve.
-Kyle Borgognoni, @kyle_borg
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick vs NE $6,800
Fitzpatrick is having a terrible year, but he’s coming off a bye and gets home field advantage against New England. Fitz threw for 295 and 296 yards while totaling 5 TDs and 0 Ints against New England last year. I think Fitz breaks out of his slump and posts a multi-TD game that will outperform his $6,800 price.
-Eric Ludwig, @FF_Gouge
WR Ted Ginn Jr. @OAK $5,200
Over his last 5 games, he’s averaging 6-7 targets, 5 rec, 47yds. Finally found the end zone in Week 11. The Panthers are in a must win scenario if they want to stay alive in the NFC South (2 games behind), while the Raiders are in a must win to maintain their 1 game lead over KC & DEN. This game has the 3rd highest Over/Under (49) and is basically a pick ‘em with the Raiders as 3.5pt favorites.
–Michael Wenrich, @mpw270
RB Tevin Coleman vs ARI, $5,600
You’ll have to keep an eye on Coleman’s status leading up to Sunday, but all signs point to him returning this week. The Falcons were on Bye last week, so he’s had extra time to rest and heal up. It’s a tough matchup on paper as the Cardinals rank 10th in rushing yards allowed per game and 1st against the pass. However, I’ve heard the Footballers say a number of times how their hometown Cards can be beat badly in the screen game. In what should be a high-scoring affair, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Coleman break a big play or two, and hopefully find the end zone.
-Brooks Carmean, @brookscarmean
WR Tyler Lockett @TB, $5,200
It’s no secret that Lockett has had a disappointing season for fantasy and if you drafted him in your season long and the sound of his name makes you lose your appetite I can’t say I blame you. However, the apparent reasons for his lack of production have begun to work themselves out as the Seahawks offense has gotten on track in the second half of the season. Russell Wilson is now healthy enough to move around and extend plays, which is important, and Lockett’s PCL injury doesn’t seem to be bothering him in terms of his speed. They take on the Buccaneers this week who have surrendered the 6th most fantasy points to the WR position. Plus there’s a chance that even if he doesn’t catch a long TD he could still bail me out with a punt return.
-Travis Strickland, @DFS_Travis